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Interviews with Cinnie Noble

Making Managers Conflict Confident – March 25, 2022

Cinnie was interviewed by Idil Elveris for the podcast We Can Find A Way . Cinnie answered questions Idil posed about what conflict coaching is; why it is needed; the necessary conflict competencies for people in leadership; how a manager’s style of conflict can effect new generations and more.

The Workplace Podcast – February 23, 2022

Cinnie was interviewed by William Coreless on his fun and interesting podcast. These are some of the topics covered: Why people elect to choose conflict management coaching (also known as conflict coaching) over mediation; The benefits of this process; The framework using the CINERGY model developed over 20 years ago; Internal reactions to conflict vs external reactions; Considerations for coaches when it comes to clients venting; How to analyze and have a productive coaching session; Types/examples of questions coaches ask; Examples of where conflict coaching is being applied. Podcast:  What Mediators Should Know About Conflict Management Coaching – February 21, 2022

In this interview for –  by Veronica Cravener –  Cinnie provided: An overview of the one-on-one process of conflict management coaching; When and how conflict management coaching can be used; The importance of distinguishing between the skills and competencies required for conflict management coaching versus mediation;  An introduction to The CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching; A brief discussion of the conflict analysis tool “The (Not So) Merry-Go-Round of Conflict”.

CLUBHOUSE – September 17, 2021

Cinnie was invited to an interview by Better Conflict Conversations Project run by Jessica Hawkins and Keita Demming – joined also by Sarah Albo – to have a conversation about her views as a conflict coach regarding, among other things, difficult conversations and how to make them better.

Forgiveness and Guilt: Two Sides of the Same Coin – or Not?, June 27, 2021

Gregg Fenten of Mediation Station engaged Cinnie in a discussion on forgiveness and guilt – two common words and experiences that come up commonly in the field of mediation and conflict management coaching

OnConflict Podcast, April 2021

In this podcast titled ‘Coaching Your Way to Collaboration’, Cinnie discussed with Julia Menard and Gordon White creating ‘conflict management coaching,’ the value of effective conflict management becoming a core competency in organizations, normalizing conflict through leadership, why a face-to-face dialogue isn’t necessarily the best way to deal with a conflict, the link between resiliency and conflict, how covid-19 has affected organizational conflict, and how to explore the idea that conflict is an opportunity for profound growth as a person.

In Their Voices – May 2020

In his series of interviews with dispute resolution practitioners, Michael Lang interviewed Cinnie about her research, among other things, in the development of the CINERGY model of conflict management coaching.

Dovetail Resolutions, LLC – April 23, 2020

Cinnie was interviewed by Jane Beddall (Dovetail Resolutions, LLC)  as part of her series of podcasts on Crafting Solutions to Conflict – a positive and practical perspective on conflict. In this 25 minute episode, Cinnie talked with Jane about building conflict intelligence and how conflict provides an opportunity for strengthening relationships.

Forbes Blog – May 29, 2019

Cinnie was interviewed by Kathy Caprino – writer for Forbes blog – on the topic of “What You Don’t Know About Conflict Resolution Will Hurt You”. The interview began with some background on how Cinnie got into the area of conflict management coaching and how leaders are challenged in their approach to managing conflict. In response to Ms. Caprino’s questions in this regard, Cinnie then shared strategies to help resolve conflicts and discussed what most people don’t understand about conflict.

ADRAthletics – March 2019

In this interview Marc Bhalla of ADRAthletics asked Cinnie for her thoughts about the health and well-being of conflict practitioners who are constantly exposed to the tensions and emotions of people in conflict. Cinnie shared her way of managing these sorts of realities that go with this line of work.

Thriving Leaders Podcast – January 11, 2019

Cinnie was interviewed by Jason Dykstra on the topic of Leadership and Coaching. They discussed many topics including what makes conflict healthy or unhealthy, how leaders can begin the process of managing conflict better, listening as an ethical act, the importance of curiosity and of humility, and what makes a powerful question.

How Can I Say This: Navigating Conflict and Passive-Aggressiveness – September 1, 2018

In this conversation with Beth Buelow of How Can I Say This, Cinnie discussed what constitutes healthy and unhealthy conflict. She also offered some perspectives on dealing with passive-aggressive behaviour.

Success Leaves Clues: Trailblazer Series Edition 5 – September 3, 2018

Irene Becker of Just Coach It interviewed Cinnie for her Success Leaves Clues series in her 3Q Leadership Blog. Cinnie answered questions about her mission and her greatest accomplishments as a trailblazer and change-maker.

Get Your Name Out There – July 16, 2018

In this interview by Laura Hurubaru, a business strategy coach, Cinnie spoke about how she learned about coaching and how she made the transition from law and mediation to conflict management coaching as a career. In response to Laura’s questions, Cinnie also offered advice for women wanting “to get out there”. To subscribe to Laura’s newsletter (and for access to this interview) go to:

Mediation Station – July 15, 2018 – “Let’s Consider Different Ways of Doing What We Do”

In this radio interview titled “Let’s Consider Different Ways of Doing What We Do”, host Gregg Fenten interviewed Cinnie about various changes she suggests to the process of mediation and related training aimed at optimizing disputants’ experience with conflict. Cinnie spoke about the importance of conflict specialists being able to adapt both in process and how they think about themselves and about the people in conflict to help disputants optimize their potential to participate in this forum and work towards the outcomes they want.

Overthinking Conflict, “Spotlight on Effective Questions” – February 13, 2018

Cinnie was interviewed by Amanda Semenoff and C.D. Saint of Overthinking Conflict as part of their series on reinforcing core conflict resolution skills. In this episode – “spotlight on effective questions” – Cinnie discussed why questions are so important to the resolution process and how we as coaches, mediators and other conflict practitioners can ask better questions.

Tamara Hamilton, George Mason University – November 3, 2017

As part of a project in her studies – at George Mason University, School of Conflict Analysis and Transformation – Tamara Hamilton interviewed Cinnie. Most questions are specific to a conflict situation on the campus and the role conflict management coaching might play. You can listen to the interview here.

Association for Conflict Resolution Blog Talk Radio – September 6, 2017

Ronald Williams-Garcia interviewed Cinnie as part of the blog talk radio series being held to inform members about a number of the upcoming sessions scheduled for the Association for Conflict Resolution’s 2017 Annual Conference. She and Tammy Lenski are co-hosting a pre-conference session entitled “Professional Success In ADR: How do I get there from here?” In the interview Cinnie described what the session entails and the outcomes expected. You can listen to the interview here.

MEDIATION STATION – August 13, 2017

Gregg Fenten and his co-host Brian J. Martin interviewed Cinnie on the MEDIATION STATION on the topic of “Coaching Conflict Management Professionals to Improve How They Do What They Do”. Brian and Gregg asked Cinnie questions such as: What is the purpose of coaching and more specifically conflict management coaching? What are the things that ADR professionals bring to conflict management coaching? Do you see or notice any themes regarding conflict management professionals? What could be done regarding any practitioner’s training to address or deal with the concerns you are raising?

How to Feel Fantastic – July 3, 2017

Bob Acton of How to Feel Fantastic interviewed Cinnie on the subject of Resilience in Conflict. This is part of a podcast series that Bob is doing on the subject of Resilience. In this conversation, Bob and Cinnie talk about how conflict can wear you down both in our personal life and at work. Cinnie shares some practical ideas about how to get out of a conflict cycle.

Crack the Leadership Code 4th Season – May, 2017

Dr. Michelle Pizer interviewed Cinnie for this virtual summit and she spoke on the topic of “Conflict is a Leader’s Friend”. Among other things, Cinnie discussed why conflict is a leader’s friend, why many leaders tend to avoid conflict, what makes effective conflict management a factor in breaking the leadership code, and the characteristics that reflect conflict intelligent leaders. Download the audio of this interview here.

Peacebuilder Spotlight – October 25, 2016

In this interview by Lauren Atherton of Mediators Beyond Borders International, Lauren spoke to Cinnie about her career as a mediator, conflict management coach and her connection to MBBI.

Success Leaves Clues: A Profile of Cinnie Noble – October, 2016

Always a very engaging and interesting interviewer, Tammy Lenski spoke to Cinnie, not only about her career, but what informed her decisions about the career path she took.

Crack the Leadership Code – July, 2016

Dr. Michelle Pizer interviewed Cinnie for this virtual summit and spoke on the topic of “The Conflict Intelligent Leader”. She discussed what makes effective conflict management a factor in breaking the leadership code, the types of conflict-related challenges leaders commonly encounter and the traits that reflect conflict intelligent leaders.

Earbud_U – May 18, 2016

In this podcast for Earbud_U Cinnie spoke with Jesan Sorrells of Human Services Consulting and Training about her work as a founder of CINERGY® Coaching and other aspects of her career journey.

ReLaunch! – April 7, 2015

Cinnie was interviewed by Joel Boggess and Dr. Pei Kang on their ReLaunch show. This is a popular podcast in which these talented hosts interview people who have “relaunched” their lives and careers in various ways. Cinnie has changed her career five times – building on each and developing her skills to do her current work as a pioneer of conflict management coaching. Click on the link above to hear Cinnie tell her story of a successful serial career changer.

Texas Conflict Coach Blog Talk Radio Program – March 24, 2015

Cinnie was interviewed by Pattie Porter on the subject “The Quest for Conflict Intelligence: How Questions Help Us Find Our Way Through Conflict”. Cinnie answered questions such as: What motivated you to write Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You?; How do you yourself use questions in your coaching or mediation practice?; You use metaphors and others ways to frame some of your questions. How are they helpful?

Prescriptions for Healing Conflict, January 5, 2015

Mari Frank interviewed Cinnie with respect to her books Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY Model and Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You. In addition, Cinnie answered questions for Mari such as: From lawyer to mediator to a creating conflict management coaching model, how did that all evolve? What are a few examples of the sorts of cases you coach? Tell me more about Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You and how it came into being.

Interview by Tammy Lenski re: Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You, December 8, 2014

In this interview Tammy Lenski asks Cinnie about her new book Conflict Mastery: Questions to Guide You.

The Doug Noll Show, August 14, 2014

In this podcast interview, peacebuilder and lawyer Doug Noll interviewed Cinnie about her professional evolution from social work to business owner, lawyer, mediator and coach. Focusing then on conflict management coaching, Cinnie answered questions about the growth of this field and her practice which includes coaching lawyers, mediators and others in the conflict management field.

The Coaching Show, July 16, 2014

In this fun interview, host Chris McAuliffe and Mike Shereck both asked Cinnie a range of questions on the CINERGY Coaching model and how it applied to specific situations that they raised from their own experiences. Cinnie also provided tips for coaches to help their clients through conflict, and responded to a number of other thought provoking and interesting queries about conflict engagement. Go to interview (segments 1 and 2)

The Quest for Conflict Mastery, June 10, 2014

Pattie Porter, host of the Texas Conflict Coach Blog Talk Radio Program, interviewed Cinnie on “The Quest for Conflict Mastery”. Cinnie discussed such topics as positive conflict and necessary versus unnecessary conflict. She also talked about the meaning of conflict mastery – which she also refers to as conflict intelligence – and what helps optimize the quest to get there. Go to interview

Coaching Courage to be in Conflict, June 1, 2014

Gregg Fenten, Transformation Consultant, Community Building Specialist, and Producer/Host of The Mediation Station interviewed Cinnie about her work as a conflict management coach and transition to mediation and conflict management coaching from the practice of law. In addition, Cinnie responded to Gregg’s questions such as, How do you get yourself to see things from a collaborative mindset after having been educated in and practiced law with the more adversarial approach of lawyers? and What are peoples’ obstacles in dealing with conflict? and What is meant by ‘Coaching Courage to be in Conflict’? Go to interview

Mediation Verticals & Conflict Management Coaching, October 29, 2013

In this interview, Aled Davies of the Mediator Academy asks Cinnie: How does she define conflict management coaching? Who typically needs or wants to avail themselves of this process? How is it different from mediation? How does one become a conflict management coach? Go to interview

Peace is Sexy, December 11, 2012

Marianne Perez from Peace is Sexy interviewed Cinnie and asked questions such as: How did you get started; What interests you most about what you are doing now; What is your biggest accomplishment; Why is peace sexy to you; and so on.  Go to interview entitled “A Passion for Conflict”

Conflict Specialist Show, November 1, 2012

In this episode of the unique Conflict Specialist Show, Dave Hilton asked Cinnie a range of questions on topics such as: conflict management coaching vs. other types of coaching; the CINERGY coaching model; conflict coaching vs. other forms of dispute resolution; why mediators should train to be a conflict management coach; and more. Go to interview

The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, September 24, 2012

In this interview by Edwin Rutsch, founding director of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, Cinnie shared her ideas of the subject of “Building a Culture of Empathy”. Go to interview

The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, August 2, 2012

Cinnie, Kenneth Cloke and Eileen Baker shared a panel that was moderated by Lorraine Segal on “The Intersection of Conflict Resolution and Empathy”.  They answered powerful questions such as: What does empathy mean to you?; How do you help clients/parties find empathy for each other?; and What is the link between empathy and successful conflict management/resolution? Go to interview

Collaborative Journeys, March 13, 2012

ADR practitioner Ben Ziegler of Collaborative Journeys conducted an interesting interview with Cinnie about the genesis of the Conflict Coaching Guild through LinkedIn. He asked about the Group’s objectives, constituency and lessons learned. Go to interview

The Texas Conflict Coach, November 22, 2011

On this blog talk radio show experienced mediator, facilitator and coach Pattie Porter interviewed Cinnie about her CINERGY model of conflict management coaching and the types of challenges people face in finding their way through conflict. Go to interview

Box of Crayons, November 9, 2011

In this energetic and entertaining interview Michael Bungay Stanier interviewed Cinnie about how she blended Alternative Dispute Resolution with coaching principles and new developments in neuroscience to develop a conflict management process. They talked about the love-hate relationship with getting feedback, how to get out of your fight-or-flight lizard brain when dealing with conflict and using creative metaphors to help coaching clients work through their anger. Go to interview

ADRhub, November 9, 2011

Jeff Thompson, co-creator of the ADRhub, conducted a fun-filled interview with Cinnie about her book Conflict Management Coaching: The CINERGY™ Model. Cinnie explained the motivation in writing it and how it can benefit not only conflict coaches but everyone who works in the field of conflict resolution and management. She also described the CINERGY model and acronym. Go to interview

Tammy Lenski, November 24, 2009

In this interview entitled “Success leaves clues: A profile of Cinnie Noble”, Tammy Lenski interviewed Cinnie about her career path from social worker, to lawyer, to mediator, to coach and to coach trainer. For the most part, the interview focussed on Cinnie’s coaching journey and also, how she uses social media to build her business and network with her coaching and mediation colleagues. Go to interview

The Texas Conflict Coach, June 2009

In this program The Texas Conflict Coach host Pattie Porter interviewed Cinnie on the topic of “Conflict Coaching: Empowering YOU to Move Through Conflict Constructively”. Go to interview

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